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Overview (2)

Born in Evanston, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Zach Gilford was born on January 14, 1982 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Last Winter (2006) and Friday Night Lights (2006). He has been married to Kiele Sanchez since December 29, 2012. They have one child.

Family (2)

Spouse Kiele Sanchez (29 December 2012 - present)  (1 child)
Parents Golford, Anne
Gilford, Steve

Trivia (6)

Auditioned for Philip Greeley Goes Hollywood (2004).
Attended Evanston Township High School (class of 2000).
Attended Northwestern University where he majored in theatre.
Engaged to Kiele Sanchez [December 1, 2011].
He is of half Swedish (mother) and half Russian Jewish (father) descent.
Zach Gilford was featured in Taylor Swift's music video of the song, Ours.

Personal Quotes (8)

I think my strength is always been in being very natural. I think Shakespeare and things like that would be more a stretch for me.
I'm compulsively on time. It drives me insane when people are late.
I never had any film training. I went to Northwestern. I studied education and theater. So it was all theater training.
I used to like the word of the day and when I read, highlight words that I didn't know and look them up.
There is a little bit of me in every part I do... I'm not really good enough to completely construct an all-new character.
I hate when a movie just sort of ends and is so open-ended you feel like it wasn't finished. I appreciate leaving things up to the interpretation of the audience and letting them make decisions about where things will go in the future - but the director has to make a decision; otherwise it is sort of a cop-out.
I really have no preference between TV and film. I think that each individual project is its own thing and has a very different style.
I wanted to be an actor when I saw the movie 'Die Hard.' I saw Bruce Willis shooting guns and blowing stuff up, and I thought, 'I wanna do that.' It really had nothing to do with acting; I just wanted a job that allowed me to do fun, bigger-than-life stuff.

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